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BREAKING – COVID CLOSURE COMPROMISE: Environment Department Announces Agreement with Businesses to Cut Down on Closures

The Environment Department and the Department of Health announced today an agreement that could ease the pressure on essential businesses who fear a two-week closure as a result of four rapid responses within a 14-day period. The agreement requires businesses to conduct regular COVID-19 testing of their workers and to continue to partner with the …

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Education Reform BIG Signature Event

Education Reform BIG Signature Event 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKG5eXd17gI&t=2sJoin the Chamber’s Education Reform Bold Issue Group to hear from Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales and Elizabeth Groginsky, the state’s first Cabinet Secretary of the newly created Early Childhood Education and Care Department. At this event, they discuss progress in K-12 education and in coordinating early childhood programming to prepare our littlest students for kindergarten …

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CRISIS TRIAGE CENTER MOVES AHEAD: UNM and Bernalillo County Choose a Site

CRISIS TRIAGE CENTER MOVES AHEAD: UNM and Bernalillo County Choose a Site

The University of New Mexico and Bernalillo County announced last week that they have identified two existing buildings that will one day provide stabilization services for people requiring behavioral health help – before a mental illness or substance abuse crisis can cause them (or others) true harm. The Chamber has advocated for a crisis triage …

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REPORT: Charter Schools Show Larger Achievement Gains – Especially for Low-Achieving Students

Earlier this month, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a special report titled “The Impact of Ohio Charter Schools on Student Outcomes, 2016–19.” The report concludes that charter school attendance, particularly over a longer period spanning fourth through eighth grade, has a positive impact for students both academically and behaviorally. Students who attend charter schools …

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GETTING IN THE GAME: Mayor’s Administration Takes a Step Toward a Multi-Purpose Soccer Stadium

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced last Friday that his administration is taking the next step toward a formal feasibility study for a multi-purpose soccer stadium in Albuquerque. This follows a request for proposal (RFP) process initiated in September and funded by the 2020 Legislature. According to a news release from the Mayor’s Office, the RFP …

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